Category: The Big Picture

Leaders of Ithaca Community Gardens fear losing land

A message from the Ithaca Community Gardens Board of Directors: “The Ithaca Community Gardens, run by the not-for-profit Project Growing Hope, has been an Ithaca institution for 41 years, and has been located near the Farmer’s Market for over 30 years. Cayuga Medical Center purchased the land surrounding the Gardens earlier this year with plans to […]

Category: The Big Picture

SouthSide Community Center “Seed to Supper” Classes

You Are Invited! SouthSide is teamed up with GreenStar Community Projects & Cornell Cooperative Extension to offer: Free gardener training classes on 5 Saturdays at SouthSide Community Center. Free & open to all – including a meal! For 5 Saturdays, SouthSide will feature a free gardener training program known as “Seed to Supper”: Gibrian Hagood and Joy Mathews […]

Category: Food & Eating

Urban Food Gardening Networking Session: Summary

The Urban Food Gardening Networking Session, an event co-sponsored by GreenStar Community Projects, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Tompkins County Public Library, had a great turnout of over 85 people. The event opened with short presentations, which led into small table discussions where people could talk with individual speakers. At the very end, each group summarized […]

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is Hiring

Announcement from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County: Community Beautification Program Assistant – Application Deadline: March 1, 2017. Temporary, part-time position responsible for assisting and supporting Community Beautification projects, including volunteer management, event organizing, and horticultural work. More information available at http://ccetompkins.org/jobs.    CCE-Tompkins is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educator and employer.    

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Urban Gardening GSCP Networking Session

Join the movement to grow food anywhere in Ithaca (even in raised beds over cement!) Tompkins County Public Library, Borg Warner Room GreenStar Community Projects, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Tompkins County Public Library will host a dinner and seminar addressing existing and new urban gardening initiatives in Ithaca, with the goal of improving access to healthy food. […]

Category: The Big Picture

Urban Gardening Session!

Join the movement to grow food anywhere in Ithaca (even in raised beds over cement!) GSCP Networking session: Monday February 6th, from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Tompkins Public Library (Borg Warner Room) This session includes a free meal, open to all. Starting with existing gardening initiatives, we plan to grow more food for food pantries and for […]

Category: The Big Picture

It Takes a Village: A Lawn-to-Garden Revolution Grows in T’burg

by Kate Frazer I’ve been eyeing Peter Ott’s garden with a mix of awe and envy since moving to the Village of Trumansburg a year ago. Unlike many grassy yards in small towns across the U.S., there’s hardly an inch of his half-acre Washington Street lot that’s not growing something intended to feed or heal. […]